April 5, 2024

Follow These 6 Steps to Become a Certified Crane Operator


Becoming a crane operator typically involves a combination of education, training, certification, and on-the-job experience. Here's a general overview of the steps you can take to become a crane operator:

1.     Research the profession: Learn about what crane operators do, the types of cranes they operate, the industries they work in, and the potential career paths available.

2.     Obtain Your NCCCO certification through C2 Safety: Depending on your location and the type of crane you want to operate, you'll need to obtain specific licenses or certifications. In the United States, for example, crane operators are required to hold certification from organizations such as the National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO) or similar accrediting bodies.

C2 Safety provides the training materials required to pass both written and practical exams for all NCCCO programs. We partner with NCCCO in being a testing location for your exams. Upon passing the written exam, C2 Safety provides a machine to use during your scheduled Practical Exam as well as practice time on our cranes/equipment prior to. Click here to book your training or call us at (270) 925-1133

3.     Apply for jobs: Once you have your NCCCO Certification, C2 Safety can help place you with employers looking to hire operators in your local area. Otherwise, you may start applying for crane operator positions with construction companies, manufacturing firms, port facilities, or other employers that require crane operation services.

4.     On-the-job training: Even after securing a job as a crane operator, you will likely receive additional on-the-job training from experienced operators to familiarize yourself with specific equipment and work environments.

5.     Maintain a focus on safety: Crane operation can be hazardous, so it's crucial to always prioritize safety and follow all relevant safety regulations and procedures while operating cranes.

6.     Continuing education: Stay up-to-date with advances in crane technology, Recertifications, safety regulations, and industry best practices through continuing education and training programs.


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